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Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)

This paper studies a simple, tractable model of labor adjustment in a trade model that allows researchers to analyze the economy's dynamic response to trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7089 NOV 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Chaudhuri, Shubham; McLaren, John

The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper investigates gender differences in the impact of Brazil's trade liberalization on labor market outcomes. To identify the causal effect of trade reforms, the paper uses difference-in-difference estimation exploiting variation across microregions in pre-liberalization industry composition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7095 NOV 01, 2014

Gaddis, Isis; Pieters, Janneke

Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the developed and developing countries face the urgent challenge of generating sustainable and inclusive economic growth and creating good jobs. ... See More +

Board Report 91392 OCT 11, 2014

Schneider-Ammann, Mr. Johann N.

Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by Guy Ryder, at the ninetieth meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014. He discusses about the goals of sustainable development and shared prosperity risk being set back by the slide of the global economy into a low growth trap. ... See More +

Board Report 91397 OCT 11, 2014

Ryder, Guy

CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)

This study analyzes the impact on male and female wages of tariff reform and the reduction of regulatory barriers faced by domestic and foreign firms operating in business services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7073 OCT 10, 2014

Latorre, Maria C.

Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

This paper provides evidence on the effects of agricultural productivity on wage rates, labor supply to market oriented activities, and labor allocation between own farming and wage labor in agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7056 OCT 01, 2014

Emran, Shahe; Shilpi, Forhad

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Arouri, Hassen; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio

China economic update (English)

In 2014, China's growth continued to slow which reflected policy to put their economic growth on a more sustainable footing. While policy efforts to tighten credit growth reduce excess capacity, internalize the cost of industrial pollution, and harden local governments budget constraints accelerated. ... See More +

Working Paper 91898 OCT 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Goh, Chorching;; Hu, Bingjie; Vashakmadze, Ikaterine; Zhao, Luan; Bahl, Roy; Qiao, Baoyun

Job creation in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the operations that the World Bank has supported to create jobs and promote employment in fragile and conflict-affected situations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7078 OCT 01, 2014

Ralston, Laura

Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)

Jobs are critical to ending the cycle of poverty because they give people the opportunity to support themselves and their families. Policymakers focused on helping people move into the workforce often turn to vocational training and retraining programs. ... See More +

Brief 92255 OCT 01, 2014

Marcus, Aliza [editor]; Berman, Daphna

Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92280 OCT 01, 2014

Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)

The objective of this Stepping Up Skills Project is to boost the employability and employment outcomes of Guinean youth in targeted skills programs. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD913 SEP 09, 2014

The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed : Experimental Evidence from Turkey, conducted between between 2010 and 2011 in Turkey. ... See More +

Brief 90359 SEP 02, 2014

Hirshleifer, Sarojini; McKenzie, David; Almeida, Rita; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2013 paper entitled, Testing information
constraints on India's largest antipoverty program, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in India. ... See More +

Brief 90356 SEP 02, 2014

ravallion, Martin ; Walle, Dominique van de ; Dutta, Puja ; Margai, Rinku

Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)

This paper reviews the literature on the role of the investment climate reforms in job creation. It finds that the current landscape of employment and private sector activity in developing countries indicates a number of potential channels through which investment climate reforms can positively affect job creation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7025 SEP 01, 2014

Rahman, Aminur

Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)

Over the past 18 months, the World Bank has been working on a comprehensive plan to address the challenge of productive jobs in Tanzania. This study represents a step towards a better understanding of how to promote job creation in Tanzania. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 90434 SEP 01, 2014

Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)

Female labor participation in the Arab world is low compared with the level of economic development of Arab countries. Beyond anecdotal evidence and cross-country studies, there is little evidence on what could explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7031 SEP 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; Barry, Abdoul Gadiry; Guennouni, Jamal

Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)

Unemployment rates for tertiary-educated youth in Jordan are high, as is the duration of unemployment. Two randomized experiments in Jordan were used to test different theories that may explain this phenomenon. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7030 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)

This note tests the extent to which search and matching frictions are the cause of high levels of unemployment for educated youth in Jordan, and whether a job matching service can reduce unemployment. ... See More +

Brief 91227 SEP 01, 2014

Groh, Matthew; McKenzie, David; Shammout, Nour; Vishwanath, Tara

Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, competition, corruption, crime, gender, infrastructure, innovation, labor, performance measures, and trade. ... See More +

Brief 92281 SEP 01, 2014

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Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7089 Policy Research Working Paper
The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization : evidence from Brazil (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7095 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Yaobin Shi at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91392 Board Report
Statement by Guy Ryder at the 90th meeting of the Development Committee held on October 11, 2014 (English)
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OCT 11, 2014 91397 Board Report
CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages (English)
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OCT 10, 2014 WPS7073 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7056 Policy Research Working Paper
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
China economic update (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91898 Working Paper
Job creation in fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7078 Policy Research Working Paper
Turkey - Do job training programs help people find jobs? (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92255 Brief
Creating jobs and developing skills in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92280 Brief
Guinea - Stepping Up Skills Project (English)
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SEP 09, 2014 PAD913 Project Appraisal Document
The impact of vocational training for the unemployed : experimental evidence from Turkey (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90359 Brief
Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90356 Brief
Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries : what do we know and what should we do ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7025 Policy Research Working Paper
Tanzania - Productive jobs wanted (Vol. 2 of 2) : Final report (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90434 Country Economic Memorandum
Female labor participation in the Arab world : some evidence from panel data in Morocco (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7031 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7030 Policy Research Working Paper
Testing job matching services for unemployed educated youth in Jordan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91227 Brief
Women in the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 92281 Brief